Ten Places We're Tired of Seeing Bands Pose For Photos
|Social Studies, A Day To Remember|
Take, for instance, the two photographed bands above riding a carousel. What exactly should we take away from this? That their music is like riding at a snail's pace atop a stationary elephant? That sound checks and jam sessions often give way to a prevailing sense of childhood wonder, inevitably leading to spontaneous trips to the county fair?
We've singled out some of the most trite group shots ever to investigate what the images are trying to convey, and to offer suggestions on how to amplify their desired message. Some bands (ahem, Arctic Monkeys, U2, and Rilo Kiley) were repeat offenders, but we tried to use each band only once.
1. The farm
|Diskreetse Mango Trio|
More daring: A runoff lagoon
2. The playground
|The Morning Benders|
More kid-friendly: A ball pit
3. The bathroom
|Tilly and the Wall|
More wet and wild, less creepy: A water slide
4. Heads together now
More stimulating: Eh...you know what? Not gonna go there.
5. The beach
Gloomy day - Let us show you how profound we are as we mull over why we're at a deserted beach in horrible weather.
Sunny day - We like to soak up the rays -- and the sounds of every other band that's ever posed here.
More nautical: On a boat, with a pashmina afghan